Daily Archives: August 19, 2013


# 7047

# 7047

Sonnenberg mansion dates back to 1887 and was the former summer home to  Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson.  (I have a summer home too, but it’s also my winter, spring and fall home.)  The mansion and surrounding gardens is now open to the public.  We visited last Saturday and had a great time.  The weather was sunny and in the upper 70’s (F) with barely a breeze.   I was hoping for a little more overcast to cut the shadows but, except for a few clouds, the sun was shining all day.  That may account for the postcard look of the top photo.  But I love postcards and when we vacation I always look for the more interesting ones.

In one of the interior shots you’ll notice what looks like a child’s bathtub.  It’s the only one I’ve seen like it.  Click on any image to enter the gallery.